University of Washington Puppeteers photograph album, circa 1938-1942  PDF

Overview of the Collection

University of Washington. School of Drama. Puppeteers
University of Washington Puppeteers photograph album
circa 1938-1942 (inclusive)
1 album of photographs (1 box)
Collection Number
Photographs of the University of Washington Puppeteers
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
Access Restrictions

Open to the public.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

From 1934-1941 WPA government programs sponsored thousands of puppet shows around the country. In 1934 Glenn Hughes began a puppetry department at the University of Washington in Seattle. By the 1940s, Glenn Hughes’s program at the University of Washington developed one of the finest educational programs in the nation for children’s theater. In 1936 the U of W Puppeteers became the first touring unit of the theater department, playing to more than 27,000 youngsters annually until 1959.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Album of photographs of the UW Puppeteers plays and puppeteers.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Status of creator's copyrights is unknown; restrictions may exist on copying, quotation, or publication. Users are responsible for researching copyright status before use.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Puppet theater--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
  • Puppeteers--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
  • Puppets--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
  • Corporate Names :
  • University of Washington. School of Drama. Puppeteers--Archives
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photograph albums

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)
  • Personal Names :
  • Hughes, Glenn, 1894-1964